Cleavages, party strategy and party system change in Europe, east and west

@inproceedings{Sitter2002CleavagesPS,
  title={Cleavages, party strategy and party system change in Europe, east and west},
  author={Nick Sitter},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract This article analyses the development of competitive party politics in post‐communist East Central Europe from a comparative perspective. The central concerns are party system stabilisation and change in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and implications for comparative theory. Starting from Lipset and Rokkan's ‘cleavage model’, the article assesses the relevance of their key variables for party politics in the 1990s. Although there are considerable similarities… CONTINUE READING

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